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^prēcŭla , ae, f. dim. id.,
I.a little thorn- or brier - bush: “illa ex vepreculis extracta nitedula,Cic. Sest. 33, 72.—Prov.: vipera est in vepreculā, there's a viper in the bush, of a hidden danger, Pompon. ap. Non. 231, 13 (Com. Rel. v. 130 Rib.; cf.: latet anguis in herba).
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